Warner Bros to Reboot 'New Jack City'
Warner Bros. is planning to reboot 'New Jack City'
Warner Bros. is rebooting their 1991 gangster film “New Jack City” with “Snowfall” actor Malcolm M. Mays writings the reboot, according to Deadline.
Malcolm Mays played Kevin Hamilton for two seasons on FX’s hit TV series “Snowfall.” He also starred in Antoine Fuqua’s boxing movie “Southpaw”.
The original movie, which was directed by Mario Van Peebles, featured a star-studded cast including Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Chris Rock, Flavor Flav, Allen Payne, Judd Nelson, and Peebles. Snipes played arrogant New York City drug lord Nino Brown during the 1980s crack epidemic. Ice-T portrayed Scotty Appleton, a detective who goes undercover in Nino’s criminal enterprise, the Cash Money Brothers. Chris Rock played “Pookie” a kid who becomes homeless and poor after getting shot by Appleton and getting addicted to crack.
“New Jack City” was made for $8 million and made $48 million at the domestic box office.
At this time, there is no director attached to the show.